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The Albanian (Der Albaner)

de Johannes Naber • Première suisse
Allemagne/Albanie, 2010, 105’, vo albanais/all , st fr/ang


An Albanian, Arben, is in love with Etleva, who is expecting his baby. In order to marry her, he has to pay her father a large amount of money. So he leaves his country for Germany in order to make as much money as possible as quickly as possible there. The El Dorado of his dreams, however, does not welcome Arben as he had hoped…The Albanian is both a brilliant and a necessary film which shows us a fascinating Albania as well as the hard facts of illegal immigration and the dark side of Schengen Treaty Europe.



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Scénario: Johannes Naber • Image: Stan Mende • Montage: Ben Von Grafenstein • Musique: Oli Biehler • Son: André Zacher • Avec: Nik Xhelilaj, Xhejlane Terbunja, Ivan Shvedoff, Amos Zaharia, Stipe Erceg • Production:Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion / ARTE (info@neueschonhauser.de)• Distribution:Aktis Film International GmbH (info@aktisfilm.com)